Sound Devices 888 Mixer/Recorder

- 8 ultra low-noise, 8-Series microphone preamplifiers
- 16 channels, 10 buses, 20 tracks
- 16 channels of Dante I/O
- 256 GB internal SSD, 2 SD card slots
- USB control surface support via MCU
- Dugan Automixing or MixAssist for up to 16 channels

£5,995.00 (incl. VAT £7,194.00)

The 888 is a portable mixer-recorder that’s compact and light enough to use in a bag, yet has the high channel count and power required for mobile cart productions with Dante for sending and receiving audio over Ethernet. With 8 ultra low-noise, 8-Series microphone preamplifiers, 16 channels, 20 tracks, multiple powering methods, and support for multiple USB control surfaces, the 888 can be easily tailored to your workflow. An updated processing architecture and multiple FPGAs enables the 888 to be fully routable: any physical input may be sent to any track, bus, or output. 

Many features are carried over from the Sound Devices’ Scorpio, such as the redesigned 8-Series preamplifier design, two SD card slots, internal 256GB SSD, and dual L-Mount battery charging and powering. Alternatively, power your 888 using a smart battery, NP-1 battery, or an in-line power supply via its TA4 DC input. The ultra-accurate, fully-featured time code generator contains its own battery to hold time code for up to four hours after power off. 

Dedicated coms and slate allows for professional bi-directional communication with other crew members. Send customized mixes to the camera or crew with multiple mix buses. With the ability to record to three media simultaneously, you can turn over an SD card to production, AAC files for transcription, and keep a backup on the internal 256 GB SSD.

A built-in three band EQ may be set to either pre- or post-fade for each channel to tackle any problems directly on-set. Enable Dugan Automixing or MixAssist to automatically attenuate unused microphones in multi-microphone applications. Up to 16 channels can be automixed at a time.

Get the perfect fit on your cart with one of several supported USB control surfaces for remote fader and transport control. Download the companion Android app, SD-Remote, to access to transport controls, metering, and sound reports on a large touch screen.

SPECIFICATION:

 

Freq. Response 10 Hz to 80 kHz ± 0.5 dB (192 kHz sample rate, re 1 kHz)
THD + Noise 0.005% max (1 kHz, 22 Hz–22 kHz BW, trim @20, fader @ 0, -10 dBu in)
Equivalent Input Noise -131 dBV (-129 dBu) max (A-weighting, 76 dB gain, 150 ohm source impedance)
Processing Engine Highly extensible, full FPGA-based audio processing, 3 FPGAs
Six-way ARM multiprocessor system
64-bit audio processing precision
Audio Over Ethernet Dante, 16 channels in, 16 channels out
AES67 compatible
1 Gb/s Ethernet, 1 port, transformer-balanced
Inputs Mic/Line inputs: 8 total, all fully featured; 4 on full-size XLR, 4 on TA3
Mic-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): Class-A, discrete differential long-tail pair, 4k ohm input impedance
Line-level inputs: (XLR, TA3): active-balanced, 4k ohm input impedance 
AES3 or AES42 available on XLR input 1
AES42: +10 V, 250 mA available, type-1, auto-ASRC
Rtn A, B (TA3/3.5 mm): unbalanced 2-channel, 4k ohm input impedance
Com Rtn (TA3) balanced, 1-channel, 8k ohm input impedance
External Slate Mic (TA5): balanced, 8k ohm input impedance, menu-selectable 12 V phantom 
Maximum Input Level Mic: +8 dBu (2.0 Vrms)
Line: +28 dBu (19.5 Vrms)
Rtn A, B: +18 dBu (6.2 Vrms)
Com Rtn: +24 dBu (12.3 Vrms)
External Slate Mic: +12 dBu (3.2 Vrms)
High-Pass Filters Adjustable 10 Hz to 320 Hz, 18 dB/oct. 1st stage analog (before preamp), 2nd stage digital
Limiters Limiters available at all channels, buses, headphones, for all sample rates
Analog first stage, all subsequent stages digital
Attack time: 1 ms
Release time: adjustable, 50 ms to 1000 ms
Threshold: adjustable, -2 dBFS to -12 dBFS
Selectable knee: hard or soft
Selectable ratio: inf:1, 20:1, 18:1, 16:1, 14:1, 12:1, 10:1
Delay Channel Adjustable 0-50 ms
Output Adjustable 0-500 ms
Maximum Gain Trim stage (mic input): 76 dB
Trim stage (line input): 50 dB
Fader stage: 16 dB
Bus stage: 16 dB
Headphone stage: 20 dB • Mic-to-Line: 108 dB
Mic-to-Headphone: 112 dB
Outputs XLR (L, R) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
TA3 (X1-X4) active-balanced, 250/3.2k/120 ohms (mic/-10/line)
3.5mm (X5,X6, X7, X8): unbalanced, stereo, 1.8k ohms
Headphone Outputs ¼”, 3.5 mm
TA5 (along with mic input pins) for single connection to headset + mic
High output, 4 ohm output impedance, 400 mW + 400 mW at each connector, all individually driven
Compatible with headphones of any impedance
Maximum Output Level (all into 10k load) Line: +20 dBu (7.8 Vrms)
“-10”: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Mic: -20 dBu (0.078 Vrms)
X5/X6 Out: +6 dBu (1.5 Vrms)
Headphone outputs (¼”, TA-5, X7/X8): +14 dBu (4.0 Vrms)
A/D converters 32-bit, 120 dB, A-weighted dynamic range typical
Sampling rates 44.1 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 48 kHz, 48.048 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 192 kHz
Digital Outputs AES3 transformer-balanced, in pairs; 1-2 (XLR-L), 3-4 (XLR-R)
110 ohm, 2 V p-p, AES and S/PDIF compatible
Recording Internal 256 GB SSD
Two removable SD Cards
Simultaneous recording to internal SSD and the two SD cards
exFAT formatting
20 tracks (16 iso channels, 4 buses)
Broadcast WAV monophonic and polyphonic file format
64-bit WAV (RF64) monophonic and polyphonic; support for files > 4 GB
AAC 2 track at 48 kHz, selectable bit rate 32, 64, 128, 192, 256 kbps
Automixing Dugan Automixing/MixAssist for up to 16 channels on left and right mix bus
USB USB-C (USB 3.1 type 1) for file transfer of internal SSD, both SD Cards
USB-A host for keyboard, external controller, external USB hubs supported for connecting multiple devices
Timecode and Sync Modes Supported: Off, Rec Run, Free Run, 24h Run, External, including External Auto-Record and Continuous modes.
Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 DF, 29.97 ND, 30 DF, 30 ND
Sample/Timecode Accuracy: 0.1 ppm (0.25 frames per 24 hours)
Timecode Input: 20k ohm impedance, 0.3 V - 3.0 V p-p (–17 dBu - +3 dBu)
Timecode Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p (+12 dBu)
Word Clock Input: 10k/75 ohm selectable impedance, 1-5 V p-p input sensitivity
Word Clock Output: 75 ohm impedance, 5 V p-p output, at SR
Remote Control External: dual 10-18 V inputs on locking TA4 connectors, pin-4 = (+), pin-1 = (-)
Dual rear-mount Sony-style L-mount batteries with chargers
Intelligent power-down of unused mic preamps and other internal circuits
Environmental Operating: -20° C to 60° C, 0 to 90% relative humidity (non-condensing)
Storage: -40° C to 85° C
Dimensions (H x W x D) 5.1 cm x 24.5 cm x 18.5 cm ( 2.0 in x 10.0 in x 7.3 in) 
Weight 4.0 lbs (1.83 kg) unpackaged, without batteries